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  1. I receive Excel spreadsheets that have Word docs embedded in them. I can open them ok, but frequently, when I go to close the doc, it freezes and crashes Word, requiring a restart of Word. Are there settings, etc. on the user side that can prevent this? I'm using Excel and Word 2007.
  2. Thanks for the recommendation, but unsure what I should be looking for. Attached is a screenshot of it. attachment=33748:victoria_screenshot.jpg]
  3. I'm using a Y-cable, plugged into two separate controllers. I hear the disk spin up. In another partition program I have, it indicates the disk as 'Read-only' and the surface test says all sectors 'Bad', though I think that is a generic response, besides, I've never seen all secotrs bad on a disk, unless it was super-heated.
  4. Thanks, but that's the way I had initially tried it. My computer sees it (Computer Mgmt Console) but I cannot do anything else with it.
  5. Although I have XP Media Center Edition 2005 installed, including all relevant updates, the GUI of Media Center is still 2002, and I cannot attach my Xbox 360. Attached, please find two screenshots...the GUI shown to me, and one of the version/edition installed. I should note this is OEM. Any thoughts? -Scott
  6. My camera produced a crappy pic...I'll post a better pic when I can. Can you put it back there and confirm there is no issue in that environnement (booting from any external thing or from the drive itself), or otherwise, explain how sure you can be that it was a "working" HDD at first ? + have you checked the jumper ? HDD condition- I removed from a laptop that I no longer use, but it was working when I last shut it down. I cannot locate the power adapter, otherwise I certainly would check it. Jumpers- I tried using a jumper to properly set it, however, the IDE converter will not fit, as the jumper is to high. In thinking I would get the same result, I simply bent the two appropriate pins together, but no change in status. This is just a 60 GB drive, so maybe it's just not worth all the hassle. -Scott
  7. I cannot test the enclosure, but it may be. I did double-check the connection, and seems fine. Authentication issue is what I had considered, but how would one work around this?
  8. The GUI says my drive is 'Bad'. I'm thinking this is just a generic message to a disk that cannot be accessed?
  9. I removed a working IDE HDD from a laptop and wanted to use it as an external backup drive via USB 2.0, and inserted it into an appropriate external enclosure. Though Windows 7 HP Disk Manager lists the disk, it is listed as 'Unallocated' and not recognized in Windows 7, nor has a drive letter asigned to it.. In Disk Manager, the drive cannot initialize, format, or repartition. I receive an error mesage that says the drive is write-protected. The only option I seem to have is 'Properties'. I have tried... 1. Registry trick to disable write protection 2. Formatting it within UBCD, using all possible 'wiping' programs, but there seems to be a permissions issue 3. Multiple USB cables and ports Any suggestions? -Scott
  10. I determined it was the Time change functionality; it was waking my PC to Notify me that there had been an update to the time.
  11. Thank you. Though the keys are different in Win7, I did notice that my Time module did have Notify me when time changes enabled. I'll disable and get it a try. Not certain what I would be looking for...what might this be, other than WOL option?
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    PC Waking

    I just built a new system, Win7 SP1, and the **** thing will not stay hibernated or asleep. It wakes at around the same time each morning. I have turned off WOL in the BIOS, I have disabled waking for every device which had the option, and I have turned off any software updating services, that I know of. When checking Event Viewer, there's no software or hardware events. The first event, shown below, seems to be the PC checking the time. Could this actually be waking my PC? Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-General Date: 5/8/2011 4:16:16 AM Event ID: 1 Task Category: None Level: Information Keywords: Time ... The system time has changed to ‎2011‎-‎05‎-‎08T09:16:16.500000000Z from ‎2011‎-‎05‎-‎08T04:41:08.083033400Z. Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-General" Guid="{A68CA8B7-004F-D7B6-A698-07E2DE0F1F5D}" /> ... </System> <EventData> <Data Name="NewTime">2011-05-08T09:16:16.500000000Z</Data> <Data Name="OldTime">2011-05-08T04:41:08.083033400Z</Data> </EventData> </Event> BTW, I have ruled out our cat stepping on the power button, and as mentioned, I have wake by USB/keyboard/mouse disabled.

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